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What the Fedging Feckles is Fatkid?
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**WARNING** this blog post/interview is intended for no audience. Read on if you dare... Bath time for Fatkid**Photo courtesy of the artists ...I go to the Archer Ballroom for Fatkid reunion show....I get anxiety....I am very confused. All this blog writer wanted in life was to grow up to be a WineMom™ and see a Morrissey concert, but thanks to Fatkid’s corrupting noises and my inability to coherently describe my experience...I have invented nouns like "blorb" and "glurlglle" to describe their work. ...My life is ruined, AND I missed my Morrissey concert. I give this band a -10/5 for musical prowess. Lead...
Old Joy Hits DIY Scene with New Sound
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Alex ReindlPhoto courtesy of the artist Alex Reindl isn’t shy about his tumultuous past; he credits this turmoil as a driving force in much of his music. His latest project, Old Joy, is a deeply personal reflection on what he has been through and how it has shaped his musical prowess. An incomplete timeline of Reindl’s life includes time spent in jail and the loss of a close friend, events that form the undercurrent of his painful and raw ballads such as “I Miss My Friend” and “Buprenorphine Blues.” While Reindl’s unsteady past strongly influences his creative endeavors, the achievements...
Basketball Diaries: Jimmy Whispers
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Long before Jimmy Whispers was crooning over synth hooks, the Chicago native aspired to be the next Pistol Pete Maravich. Highly recruited as an AAU prospect, Jimmy's dreams of making it into the NBA were cut short when his coach revealed to him that it was, in fact, illegal to smoke cigarettes during games. With a difficult choice looming over him, Jimmy eventually chose music. Like many artists who grew up in the golden age of the NBA, basketball continues to have a special place in Jimmy's world. His Summer in Pain zine is flooded with NBA heroes of the 90s. His...